Dirty, loose, scary, confusing. Rotting fixed ropes festoon the route. "I've never been so scared on 5.5!"
Approach from the Museum. Climb to the base of the ridge, then traverse left to the gully. Climb 120' of loose ez 5th class to a tree, then 3rd/4th to the notch. Angle up and right over exposed 4th and easy 5th to gain the large steep vegetated terrace. Climb right and up to the base of the headwall below the big ponderosa right of a prominent right-facing corner. Walk left 100', climb 40' 4th class to a ledge, then step left through a notch to the south face. Climb cracks through bushes and a small roof to a 2-bolt belay at a small ledge shared with a large cactus (5.7R). Climb cracks and corners above to a ledge (5.5 150'?). Step left and climb corners and cracks to a large bush at the skyline (200', 5.2). A steep hike up the big white slab leads to the top of the Beehives.
Photo: Bryan Bird
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